Throughout the three-day meeting, DFD will offer a series of networking events for in-person attendees. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for these events. Space is limited and attendees are required to sign-up in advance during registration. All events will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) North Building unless otherwise noted.

If you could not get a ticket for one of these events and are still interested in attending, on the day of the event, come to the room where it is being held to see if space is available.

CV and Application Help Desk

Organized by the DFD Committee on Educational and Career Outreach

Chair: Keith Moored, Lehigh University; Co-Chair: Margaret Byron, Penn State

  • Sunday, 21 November 4:55 pm – 15:25 pm
  • Monday, 22 November 10:10 am – 10:40 am, 3:20 pm – 4:05 pm
  • Tuesday, 23 November 10:10 am – 10:40 am

Are you ready to apply for faculty, postdoc, and research positions? Members of the DFD experienced in hiring would like to help you out by taking a look at your C.V. and a sample cover letter or research/teaching statements. We can give you tips about most effectively presenting yourself in today’s extremely competitive job market. How will you stand out from hundreds of other applicants? Make sure your C.V. isn’t what’s holding you back! The table will be staffed during the refreshment breaks.

Applying for Post Doc & Faculty Positions

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Room 132 AB

Sponsored by the DFD Educational and Career Outreach Committee

Organizers: Haoxiang Luo, Vanderbilt University, Valerie Troutman, Milwaukee School of Engineering

This session is for senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are in the job market.  The session will begin with an overview of resources and general advice for applying for academic positions followed by questions from the audience.  Topics to be discussed include general recommendations for preparing application documents (research statement, teaching statement, etc.) and networking, including writing and reviewing journal papers.

All the Faces of Fluid Dynamics

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 132 AB

Organizers: David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology,  Raúl Bayoán Cal, Portland State University

Several faculty will speak about their personal experiences with diversity in the workplace. The session will include  self-introductions,  a panel discussion,  questions and answers from the audience,  and a bit of mingling at the end. This session will help give underrepresented members of DFD, especially students, a safe place where their voice can be heard. A boxed lunch will be served.

Fluids Education

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 127 AB

Sponsored by the DFD Educational and Career Outreach Committee

Organizers: Keith Moored, Lehigh University; Mitul Luhar, USC; Andres Gosa, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

What have we learned from a year of remote teaching and what new approaches will remain long after the pandemic recedes? This year’s Fluid Education panel discussion will address this topic with panelists sharing their experiences related to online platforms, student engagement and assessment tools, successful remote laboratory experiments and demos, etc.

Young Investigator Workshop

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 126 AB

Organizer: Michael Hargather, New Mexico Tech

Directors from governmental agencies will lead a luncheon discussion on their funding awards programs for early career researchers. Attendees who attend this workshop must be registered for the DFD meeting and be eligible for at least one of the awards. Eligibility requirements and additional information can be found on the websites below:

Due to limited seating, this event is not open to undergraduates and graduate students at this time. However, space may become available. Please go directly to the event to see if you can participate.

Underrepresented Minorities in Research

Monday, November 22, 2021, 7:00 am – 8:00 am, Sheraton Phoenix
Level 2, Encanto A Room

Organizer: Luciano Castillo, Purdue University

An opportunity for fluid mechanics researchers from underrepresented minority groups to build community, network with others, and create a platform for mentoring.

Women in Fluid Dynamics

Monday, September 22, 2021, 12:05 pm – 1:05 pm, PCC West Building, Ballroom BC

Sponsored by the DFD Educational and Career Outreach Committee
Margaret Louise Byron, Pennsylvania State University; Kerstin Nordstrom, Mount Holyoke College

The Women in Fluids lunch is an annual event for anyone interested in supporting women in the DFD community. Primary goals include providing networking opportunities for women and creating a venue for attendees to discuss issues related to women’s participation in the Society or in fluid dynamics more generally. All who identify as women, along with those who wish to support them, are welcome to attend.

Student Lunch

Monday, November 22, 2021, 12:05 pm – 1:05 pm, PCC West Building,
Ballroom C

Organizer: Mohamed Houssem Kasbaoui, Arizona State University

An opportunity for students to join in a discussion with a professor who specializes in a particular area of fluid dynamics.

  • Click here for the topics presented and the professor leading the discussion.